During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

News, Publications & Events

Effective January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act imposes liability on businesses for a data breach that results from the failure to maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.  The CCPA’s liability for such a data breach can be daunting, up to $750 per person.  Accordingly, since the CCPA’s enactment, compliance practitioners have advised their clients to shore up their… Read More

The American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Service Committee published Genevieve Walser-Jolly's and Scott Hyman's article entitled "The California Consumer Privacy Act's 30-Day Right to Cure" in its Winter Newsletter on December 05, 2019.  A copy of the Article can be found at: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/publications/committee_newsletters/consumer/2019/201911/consumer/ Read More

View full article here.  Scott J. Hyman is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (U.S.) and is the Data Protection Officer and Vice Chair of the Financial Services Practice Group of Severson & Werson, P.C. Mr. Hyman is a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, and specializes in representing automobile finance companies and consumer lenders.… Read More

Scott J. Hyman of the Firm's Orange County Office was interviewed by the Auto Finance Excellence and cited in an article entitled " Unpacking California's New Privacy Regulation:  Issues Lenders Need to Know" in the California Consumer Privacy Act and cyber-security issues facing Automobile Finance Companies.   AutoFinanceExcellence is a project of the Auto Finance News. The legislation gives California consumers… Read More

Austin Kenney and Genevieve Walser-Jolly spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors in Providence, RI on September 16, 2019. Their presentation, entitled “Consumer Privacy in the New Mobility Ecosystem,” addressed data privacy concerns posed by connected vehicles and best practices for privacy policies and notices to consumers in this space. Read More

The California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act Overview of the California Song-Beverly Act, edited by Kerry Franich and Scott Hyman.  Thompson-Reuters’ Practical Law Series summaries various areas of the law, and is edited by outside practitioners with experience in the subject matter.   For more information, please contact Kerry Franich at kwf@severson.com or Scott Hyman at sjh@severson.com. Read More

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